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Lapid sheds tears in cabinet over vote on funding for Israelis with disabilities

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during his Yesh Atid faction meeting at the Knesset on May 9, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during his Yesh Atid faction meeting at the Knesset on May 9, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is said to have teared up during the cabinet meeting when discussing a proposal to budget 2 billion shekels toward better integration of Israelis with disabilities.

Lapid tells his fellow cabinet ministers that approving such a measure “is the most important thing you will do in your lives,” and speaks about his own experience with his daughter, Yael, who has autism.

Yesh Atid MK Simon Davidson tweets about the exchange, reporting that following Lapid’s speech “there were not a lot of dry eyes left in the room.”

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